2010-05-14 / Sports

Aviators Ink Steady Eddie, Timmons For Upcoming Campaign

Eddie Neville Eddie Neville Rob Miller, head coach and president of the Federal Hockey League’s New York Aviators, has announced the signing of goaltender Eddie Neville.

A local of the New York City area, Neville hails from Flushing, Queens. He spent time in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) with the Syracuse Junior Crunch before spending three seasons in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

The 5-foot-10-inch, 170-pound goalie continued on to the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2004 to 2006.

Neville played NCAA hockey with Bowling Green State University for the 2006-07 season. The 24-year-old then moved on to the Brooklyn Aces of the now defunct Eastern Professional Hockey League (EPHL) where he posted a 0.916 save percentage and a record of 16-5.

“Eddie is an extremely athletic goaltender with a strong desire to win,” Miller said.

KC Timmons KC Timmons “With a position as important as the goaltender is to a team, we believe that we are off to a good start by signing him.”

Miller also announced the signing of KC Timmons,whose scoring touch played a huge part in the Aviators 2009-2010 Eastern Professional Hockey League championship.

Timmons, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, was selected by the Col-orado Avalanche in round five of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. His junior hockey years were spent with the Tri- City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1996 to1999.

The 6-foot-two-inch, 205-pound lefty has spent the majority of his career with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) where he appeared in 105 games and amassed 175 penalty minutes in four stints. He also spent time in the United Hockey League (UHL) with the Quad City Mallards and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Victoria Salmon Kings.

The thirty-year-old Timmons played in Europe in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) and in Holland from 2006 to 2009. Coach Miller said, “I am very excited to have him [Timmons] join us. I believe his professional experience will bring a lot to the younger guys on the team.” The New York A’s will take to the ice this fall at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, New York.

A’s Notes: Season Tickets, Flex Plans, and VIP packages are on sale now. You can reserve yours by calling the A’s at 718-758-7580.

Plans are available starting at $55. Visit them online at www.newyorkavi ators.com

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